The Last Word Before #GTUGA12
Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. on ESPN
Nov. 23, 2012
HOW TO WATCH IT
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HOW TO HEAR IT
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
2. Inside the Rivalry. Georgia Tech and Georgia have differing records when it comes to the all-time series. The Jackets list it as 62-39-5 in favor of Georgia, yet the Bulldog media guide is two Tech wins short. Georgia claims Tech used "illegal players" in Yellow Jacket wins in 1943 (48-0) and 1944 (44-0). As a point of reference, the NCAA record book agrees with Tech's. Here's another rivalry nugget... Tech and Georgia refused to play from 1917-1924 because of a dispute caused by a Georgia parade float that ridiculed the Jackets for playing football during WWI.
3. Book Ends. Most of Georgia Tech's 2012 seniors were dressed in street clothes when the Yellow Jackets last beat Georgia - a 45-42 comeback thriller in 2008 in Athens. That win stands as Tech's last road win over a Top 25 team. Those seniors could book end their careers with a win over the Dawgs on Saturday.
4. Did You Know? This is the first time Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate will be played with both Tech and Georgia as the champions of the respective conference/division. The Jackets are the champions of the ACC Coastal and play in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game next Saturday in Charlotte at 8 p.m. The Dawgs are the SEC East champs and play in the Georgia Dome Saturday at 4 p.m.
5. Take Your Pick. Georgia Tech has recorded at least one interception in 10 consecutive games - the nation's longest streak this season. Tech has 12 interceptions as a team, spread over nine players, with only multiple interceptions by Jemea Thomas (three) and Jamal Golden (two). Tech's streak of 10 consecutive games with an interception is the longest streak at Tech in at least the last 35 years. Meanwhile, Georgia QB Aaron Murray leads the FBS in passing efficiency.
THEY SAID IT
"I'd probably have to say (defensive end) Izaan Cross, I guess because he's been around for the longest, he's built up the most hate for them. He tells us out there at practice, `Y'all need to get this together, because these boys aren't going to play (around) with us,' and stuff like that. I can tell, I can sense it in his eyes, that he really hates Georgia."
"He knows it so well that he doesn't even need a call sheet. It's in his brain and he's seen just about everything under the sun as far as people trying to defend it. When he sees something, he knows where to go next, and that's the beauty of the system that they have. They know what to do to counteract what a defense is trying to do to stop something or slow it down."
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